On This Day

Musicians Born in 1798

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer and music writer, born in Vienna; (d. 1851)
  • Jan 31 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
  • Apr 8 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, born in Zakynthos Island, Greece (d. 1857)
  • Apr 9 Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano, born in Saronno, Italy (d. 1865)
  • Apr 19 Franz Joseph Glæser, Czech-Danish composer, born in Horní Jiřetín, Bohemia (d. 1861)
  • May 28 Josef Dessauer, Austrian composer, born in Prague (d. 1876)
  • Jun 5 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, born in Reval, Russian Empire (now Tallinn, Estonia) (d. 1870)
  • Oct 7 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas)
  • Oct 28 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, born in London (d. 1876)